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White Sox Minor League Update: May 19, 2018

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Carlos Rodon and Eloy Jimenez are back on track

See Ya Soon, Los: Carlos Rodon pitched five great innings for Kannapolis (three hits, six Ks) in his first rehab start.
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Columbus Clippers 8, Charlotte Knights 4

Charlie Tilson: 1-for-5, 0 BB, 1 K

Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K

Kevan Smith: 2-for-4, 1 BB, 0 K

Patrick Leonard: 1-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Donn Roach: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K **MVP**

Ricardo Pinto: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Thyago Vieira: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

With very little prospect hype in Charlotte, Roach won the day with a quality start. He allowed a run in the first inning, then shut the door for five innings after that. Roach is 28, so like almost all of the Knights, there will be no future with the Chicago White Sox but depth, but that is never a bad thing to provide. Vieira was able to work around some command issues in the eighth inning, with three strikeouts on two walks. Kevan Smith continues to push Omar Narvaez for playing time on the South Side, raising his average to .267. In the top of the 9th, Charlotte was able to score two runs to take the lead, but Gregory Infante blew the save on a walk-off grand slam.


Montgomery Biscuits 7, Birmingham Barons 2

Tito Polo: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K

Zack Collins: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K

Eloy Jimenez: 4-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**

Seby Zavala: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K

Matt Rose: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K

Spencer Adams: 4 23 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K

The Barons got pummeled again today. Spencer Adams had an atypical day, with nine strikeouts, but despite that could not get through five innings. Adams had seemed to be turning his season around with two straight quality starts (his first such streak all year) — at least until today’s start. Nine strikeouts is a season high, however. Adams throws a low-90s fastball, so he will need to eat innings in order to be valuable. Tonight, he was not able to keep the game close. However, Eloy had himself a day: Jiménez was 4-for-4, with two doubles. His average is back up to .322 with the Barons.


Winston-Salem Dash


Kannapolis Intimidators 3, Hickory Crawdads 2 (10)

Luis Gonzalez: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K

Laz Rivera: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K

Craig Dedelow: 1-for-4, 1 BB, 3 K

Tate Blackman: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 2 K

Evan Skoug: 2-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Justin Yurchak: 1-for-2, 1 BB, 1 K

Carlos Rodon: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K **MVP**

Tyler Johnson: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

The I’s bats were too awestruck by Carlos Rodon in today’s game to give him any offensive support. Rodon went four innings without allowing a hit and only allowed one run in five innings. However, he left the game without the lead. Instead Kannapolis saved the runs for the later innings. The I’s were able to tie the game in the seventh inning — but by the 10th, all seemed lost as the Crawdads seized the lead. However, Luis Gonzalez drove in the tying run, thanks to a man on second to open the inning, and then scored the winning run on a wild pitch.